STUNNING VIDEO: Close encounter with whales near Treasure Island

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A stunning video shows a close encounter with a group of whales in the Bay area in San Francisco.

On Monday night, an 8News affiliate talked to the woman who shot the video near Treasure Island.

The woman who shot the video said the plan was to go kayaking with her Petaluma paddle group on Sunday. They did go kayaking, but they never expected to see the 45-minute whale show.

“I just kind of sat and watched,” Lyrinda Snyderman said. “And at one point, the whales appeared very close to us. We didn’t come to them, but they came to us and it was startling.”

Experts say whales are being spotted earlier in the season than usual and are also coming closer to shorelines.

Watch the above video to see J.R. Stone’s full report.

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